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Shooting Suspect Surrenders to Police at Attorney's Office

Jaki Hooks-Lewis, 20, turned himself in to police at his attorney's office in Newark on Tuesday. Credits: Courtesy Somerset County Prosecutor's Office

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Franklin Township man wanted in connection with a shooting in his neighborhood in January has turned himself in.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertsond said that Jaki Hooks-Lewis, 20, who lives on Dewald Avenue surrendered to police Tuesday at his attorney’s Newark office.

One day after the shooting, Hooks-Lewis was charged with 2rd degree, aggravated assault. His father, Jason Lewis, age 43, also of Dewald Avenue, was charged with 3rd degree, hindering apprehension

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Robertson provided the following details on the shooting incident:

Police responded to several 911 calls reporting gunshots on Dewald Avenue. The found a man, 31, outside a Dewald Avenue residence, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg.

Detectives investigated and identified Hooks-Lewis as the shooter. The investigation also revealed that his father helped him flee after the shooting.

The father had surrendered to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Feb. 10.

Hooks-Lewis is lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.



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